Norwalk: Bob Tasca III preview

HALFWAY TO THE COUNTDOWN, TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE TEAM AIM FOR SECOND WIN AT NORWALK In 2008 Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft Quick Lane team had a rollercoaster year. Despite a few bumps in the road, Tasca maintained a top-10...

HALFWAY TO THE COUNTDOWN, TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE TEAM AIM FOR SECOND WIN AT NORWALK

In 2008 Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft Quick Lane team had a rollercoaster year. Despite a few bumps in the road, Tasca maintained a top-10 position in the points during the early part of the season. At this time last season, Tasca entered Norwalk sitting 10th in series points, then fell one spot and was on the outside of the championship looking in.

Now in their sophomore year, Tasca and the team are in a much different position heading into the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, the halfway point of the 2009 season. Sitting comfortably in the seventh place, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby team are using their strength and determination to solidify their place in the championship hunt.

"Norwalk was the last time we were in the top 10 last year. We just didn't have our Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang as competitive as well as the other race cars," said Tasca. "I feel like we are getting stronger. So I'm looking forward to Norwalk and putting ourselves in the position to run for the championship."

Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team reached the semi-finals in Englishtown and fell short against to Ashley Force Hood. Tasca used his off week reflecting on the season to date.

"We suffered a heartbreaking loss to Ashley in Englishtown but we performed exceptionally well. We moved up in points and padded up our point position over the teams behind us. We know we've got a Shelby Mustang that will go up and down the race track. We've got a hot rod that can run with the best of them out there. I enjoyed the off-weekend but I'm ready to go race."

Norwalk Race Notes

- Tasca qualified 4th during last year's event at Norwalk and lost in the second round to Cruz Pedregon.

- Tasca is currently seventh in points heading into the 12th race of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

- Tasca won his second Top Alcohol Funny Car race in Norwalk on July 1, 2007.

-credit: tasca/motorcraft

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cruz Pedregon , Ashley Force , Bob Tasca III